“I’ve done my conceptual layout in Civil 3D®, is there any way to bring 2d linework like parking stripes, etc. into InfraWorks for contextual use in my model?” I’ve been asked this several times and the answer is a resounding “YES!” Not only can this be done, but the process is short and easy.
We’ve reached that point in the year where Autodesk has released their newest offerings and many of us have already upgraded or are planning to. AutoCAD Civil 3D is most likely viewed as a stable, mature software, having made its debut in the 2000’s, addressing minor needs, etc. within the engineering community. In the latest release, there is one “WOW” addition and several needed tweaks which will assist the user in providing an accurate and efficient product.
A new AutoCAD® Civil 3D® customer recently asked me where to look for aerial images of projects. As most Civil 3D users are aware, the ability to integrate Google Earth images within drawings was lost after the 2013 release.